Cardio Check Profile-Genova Test Kit
This Cardio Check Profile measures lipid and cardiometabolic analytes in the blood to assess your cardiovascular risk and aid in developing targeted therapeutic strategies or lifestyle changes to minimize overall risk.
This test measures the following analytes:
- Apolipoprotein A1:
- Apolipoprotein B
- Cholesterol, LDL
- Lipid Panel
- hs C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
What is ASCVD?
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) starts in childhood and manifests as a disease later in life. ASCVD is inflammation of the arteries caused by plaque buildup over time. This plaque buildup restricts the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout your body, eventually resulting in a severe health condition such as a heart attack or stroke. According to expert organizations like the World Health Organization, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death globally. Recommendations for cardiac screening with a standard lipid panel vary between expert organizations, with some recommending screening as early as 20 years old. However, patients with increased risk factors for ASCVD may require more frequent screenings at an earlier age.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Cardio Check Profile to measure lipid and cardiometabolic analytes in the blood to assess your cardiovascular risk and aid in developing targeted therapeutic strategies or lifestyle changes to minimize overall risk. Although standard lipid panels measure overall cholesterol levels, bad cholesterol (LDL), good cholesterol (HDL), and triglycerides to evaluate an individual's risk of cardiovascular disease, they do not comprehensively evaluate their overall health. Studies have shown that advanced cardiovascular panels with additional biomarkers may provide more clinical insight and help tailor therapies.
Therefore, Genova has developed the Cardio Check Profile by combining the best conventional and functional laboratory biomarkers. This profile evaluates cholesterol and triglyceride levels, targeted apolipoproteins, essential ratios, high-sensitivity CRP, and homocysteine.
When should I order a Cardio Check Profile?
Individuals may order this Cardio Check Profile if they have an increased risk of developing ASCVD. Cardiovascular risk factors include:
- Increasing age
- Family history of early cardiovascular disease
- High cholesterol from a prior test
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes or prediabetes
- Overweight or obese
- Smoking cigarettes
- Unhealthy diet
- Not enough physical activity
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